Painted shutters and a gabled balcony add to the charm of this richly windowed two-story home plan. Kitchen, nook and family room are so minimally separated that you can keep tabs on everything going on in this expansive space. Upstairs in the vaulted owners' suite, you can soak in a deep spa tub.
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Balcony, windows grace midsize Walcott
Painted shutters and an open-beam, gabled balcony add to the charm of the Walcott, a midsize two-story home.
One unusual feature is that the plan's right elevation is equally attractive. Stepped gables there form a backdrop for tall multipaned windows that flank a handsome stucco chimney. Consequently, a prospective homeowner with a wide lot might prefer to orient the layout with the right side facing the street.
Richly windowed on all sides, this home is naturally bright and feels open and spacious throughout. More ambient light spills down through skylights, illuminating the upper-level balcony/landing, as well as the foyer, built-in desk and hutch below. The vaulted living room also has two skylights, along with dramatic quarter-round windows on both sides of the fireplace.
Kitchen, nook and family room are so marginally separated that standing at the kitchen sink, you can easily keep tabs on everything going on in this expansive space. The half-octagonal nook is as cozy as it is sunny, while a large work island and small pantry boost cupboard and counter space.
A generously sized utility room and a small powder room are nearby, off the hallway that connects with the garage.
Upstairs is the Walcott's vaulted master suite. Soaking in the deep spa tub, you'll feel like you've landed in the lap of luxury. Other amenities here include twin vanities, roomy walk-in closet and separately enclosed shower and toilet. The railed and covered balcony offers a refreshing and somewhat private getaway/lounging area.
Storage space lines the hallway to the secondary bedrooms and their shared bathroom.